TNC Predator through to WePlay AniMajor playoffs

Delfin Dioquino
TNC Predator through to WePlay AniMajor playoffs

STILL ALIVE. TNC Predator reaches the final 12 of the WePlay AniMajor.

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TNC Predator finishes the group stage of the WePlay AniMajor at fifth place and will play in the lower bracket playoffs

All-Filipino team TNC Predator clinched its playoff berth in the WePlay AniMajor, the second major of the Dota Pro Circuit, after securing a top-six finish in the group stage.

TNC Predator wrapped up its group stage campaign with a 1-1 draw against Eastern Europe squad Team Spirit on Monday, June 7, to wind up at 5th place with a 7-7 record.

Only the top six of the eight group stage teams advanced to the playoffs, with the top two playing in the upper bracket, where six teams have already qualified.

Meanwhile, the third to sixth placers move on to the lower bracket.

Although it finished with an identical 7-7 card with North American powerhouse Evil Geniuses, TNC Predator settled for fifth place by virtue of losing their group stage match, 0-2.

Chinese team PSG.LGD (11-3) and Western Europe squad Team Nigma (10-4) closed out the group stage at first and second place, respectively, followed by Chinese crew Vici Gaming (8-6) and Evil Geniuses.

Team Spirit (5-9) nailed the last playoff after winning its tiebreaker with Western Europe team Team Liquid (5-9), which ended at seventh place.

South American squad Beastcoast concluded the group stage at eighth and last place with a 3-11 record.

In the lower bracket, TNC Predator will face the loser of the upper-bracket clash between fellow Southeast Asian team T1 and Chinese crew Team Aster. –

Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.